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21.95% of people buy Hunting and High Country and Hunters, Rogues and Heroes ~ Trade Paperback ~ Connor McKenzie.

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21.95% of people buy Hunting and High Country and Hunters, Rogues and Heroes ~ Trade Paperback ~ Connor McKenzie.

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
Review by Raylene on 29th November, 2011
5 stars "This book is breathtaking."

I brought this book for a friend who loves hunting and the bush.He couldnt put the book down.lovely stories and photos.must for aand keen hunter/bush lover.

Review by Sonya on 25th April, 2012
4 stars "Beautiful Book!"

I'm so happy I purchased this for my father who is an avid hunter. Great photography, and well written. He was very pleased with the gift. Highly recommended.

Review by val on 13th April, 2012
5 stars "Excellent prompt delivery Thanks"

My son was thrilled to pieces on the delivery of a surprise Easter Parcel. Being a hunting, shooting fanatic and a fan of Philip Holden he found the pictures breathtaking and stories so true. Thanks Mum.

Review by Michelle on 2nd February, 2012
3 stars "Xmas przzie for partner."

I got this for my partner as he is a keen hunter. He said it was a bit disjointed but still a good read.

Review by Lisa on 23rd December, 2011
5 stars "My Dad loves it!"

As a hunter from way back, my Dad thoroughly enjoyed all the yarns and wonderful photos captured in this beautiful book. A great buy for a hunter.



Release date NZ
October 8th, 2009
Dimensions (mm)
colour photographs
Country of Publication
New Zealand
Hachette New Zealand Ltd
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Philip Holden was a great outdoorsman, whose writing explored the heart of rural New Zealand. When Philip passed away in 2005, he had written 57 books, many of them New Zealand classics. His proud legacy is preserved in this handsome, richly illustrated volume.

Hunting & High Country brings together the most-loved writing and photographs from his illustrious career.

“…Lavishly illustrated with stunning landscape pictures and shots of animals, the book is an eye opener as it recounts tales from hunting boar and stag to a chilling tale of one lost hunter's survival in the 70s…Holden manages to write in a style which is accessible to all as he recounts life in the wilds of the countryside – be it on hunting trips or following the farmer's trials of a harsh winter. But what he manages to capture is more than just a snapshot of a way of life which will be alien to some – by using writings from history and detailing species, he's tied both the modern hunting and a timeless way of existence together. Tales of how Bendigo rams ended up in the South Island serve both as a revelation of a change within the country as well as a snapshot of history. The pictures within this book stand out, taken as they are from Holden's own personal archives – they demonstrate a love of life in the bush both here and abroad as well as a respect for nature's bounty. Some of the scenery he's shot is just amazing – from snow on the sheep as they gather on the hills, to a beautifully detailed shot of a kea; they will serve as an inspiration for many to consider what beauty lies within the bush…” Darren Bevan, TVNZ

About the author:
Philip Holden was born in Wales. He immigrated to New Zealand at the age of 21 after reading about positions available as a ‘Government Hunter’. For seven years he became a professional hunter working in remote areas of the North and South Islands and the experiences gained over this time became the inspiration for his earlier works. His first book Pack and Rifle went on to become one of New Zealand's classic hunting yarns. Philip later gave up hunting in order to photograph and write about the land and its people. ‘Station Country’ is his most popular series from this time, telling the stories of the men and women who make a living off the beautiful yet isolated back country. On his death in 2005, Philip had created 54 published volumes of work, making him one of New Zealand’s most prolific and successful writers on the outdoors.



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